November 20, 2007
Virginia and Virginia Tech have met 88 times in football, but never has it meant this much. The Cavaliers and Hokies enter Saturday's contest with identical 9-2 records, both 6-1 in the ACC.
Virginia will be looking to top its arch rival for the first time since 2003, and the Hokies have taken seven of the last eight match ups between the two teams. The Cavaliers are coming off a bye week, a situation in which they have had success under Al Groh. Virginia is 9-2 in games following the open date under the current head coach, including a 7-0 mark at home.
While the Coastal Division Title and the right to play Boston College for the ACC Championship is up for grabs, Virginia is remaining focused on the task at hand. The Cavs are quick to point out that looking past Saturday would be a big mistake.
Last season, the Hokies shut out Virginia, 17-0, and two years ago, Virginia Tech embarrassed the Cavaliers at Scott Stadium, 52-14. Kickoff for Saturday's match up is set for noon.
Stay tuned to wcav.tv for complete coverage throughout the week leading up to the game on Saturday.